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Losing Benefits No Basis for Plea Withdrawal (access required)

A former mail carrier cannot withdraw his guilty plea to a charge of fraudulently obtaining workers’ comp benefits under the Federal Employment Compensation Act after he learned the plea would cause a loss of government benefits; the 4th Circuit says the trial court did not violate Fed. R. Crim. P. 11 by not advising defendant ...